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Press Release Permits for Holiday Openings - Thanksgiving & Christmas

Permits for Holiday Openings - Thanksgiving & Christmas
For immediate release:
10/05/2017
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for Permits for Holiday Openings - Thanksgiving & Christmas

William McKinney, Director, Department of Labor Standards

Boston, MATo:      All Massachusetts Chiefs of Police

The Police Commissioner of the City of Boston

From: William D. McKinney, Director

Department of Labor Standards

Date:   October 3, 2017

Re:      Permits for Holiday Openings

Thanksgiving Day- November 23, 2017

Christmas Day- December 25, 2017

 

The Department of Labor Standards must approve all local permits to allow retail stores and businesses to perform work and to be open on certain holidays, including Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017, and Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. Permits must be approved by the Department of Labor Standards on a uniform basis statewide. See Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 136, §15.

Please be advised that the Department of Labor Standards will not issue statewide approval for permits for businesses to open on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day 2017.

For further information please view our Blue Laws Overview on our website at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/dls/mass-blue-laws/overview.html or contact the Department of Labor Standards at (617) 626-6952.

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Media Contact for Permits for Holiday Openings - Thanksgiving & Christmas

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development  

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

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